Paid Internships

Gain experience. Get ahead.

There’s no better way to jumpstart your career than by diving in and getting hands-on experience. Our interns work on actual client projects under the guidance of our senior technical staff. We structure our internships to give you a glimpse into the vast industry that is professional engineering service.

From field testing and analysis to report writing and proposal generation, the skills you will learn as an intern will be invaluable as you launch into your full-time career, hopefully as a Pie employee!

Are you seeking a Summer Internship with the potential for a future position with a great company? Would you relish the opportunity to work with industry professionals who are leaders in building science and forensic engineering, while working on projects that will give you practical, hands-on experience? If your answer to these questions is yes, then we’d like to hear from you!

Pie Consulting & Engineering has a Summer Internship Program available in our Colorado, Texas, California and Minnesota offices. If you are seeking a degree in Architectural Engineering, Civil-Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field, please apply today!

Company Information

Pie Consulting & Engineering is a leading building science and forensic consulting engineering firm with offices throughout the nation. Pie’s corporate headquarters are in Arvada, Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills (West of Denver). We serve clients throughout the US and internationally. Our continued growth results from trusted relationships with outstanding clients and an unyielding commitment to their success while adhering to our own CORE values of:

Ownership
Community
Integrity
Respect
Optimism

Pie Consulting & Engineering is a fast-growing, private, entrepreneurial firm. Due to our continued success, we are expanding our staff to meet the demand and need of our clients. Our culture is employee-centric and promotes professional growth, opportunity, education/training, and is always considering the next strategic move for advancement of the company and our staff. The work environment is challenging, fast-paced, multi-faceted, dynamic, and professional.

Job Summary

The Intern will be orientated to the company and industry through extensive onboarding activities. Exposure to and understanding of the services Pie offers is a critical element to the role. Under supervision and guidance, the Intern will support the department in a variety of tasks. These opportunities may include assisting with field testing and report preparation, helping to create and edit specifications and drawings, and assisting with proposal development. The position may also assist other departments as needed such as Equipment and Safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Observes and may assist with standardized or prescribed testing for new building construction, major renovations, and existing buildings (vertical construction)
  • Helps to gather and maintain specified records of technical data such as test and drawings, performs computations, plots data, or draws, graphs and charts
  • Assists in conducting evaluation tests and experiments designed to provide the desired result under controlled conditions
  • Provide field support to Engineers and Project Managers
  • Gains exposure in analyzing processes and products against desired results
  • Learns to manage time effectively
  • Produces an initial draft of work product including test and observation reports
  • Learns to build and maintain relationships with clients, including effective communication skills.
  • Perform necessary administrative tasks as they arise
  • Participate in reviewing learning modules
  • May produce capstone presentation to discuss experience and learning as an Intern

Skills Required:

  • Technically competent and able to effectively communicate and build rapport with co-workers
  •  Must have a practical understanding of building structures
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications: Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook
  • Critical thinking, innovative, detailed orientated, open to learning
  • Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively to work across the organization and be exposed to a variety of projects and processes
  • Maintains and operates with a high level of professionalism and flexibility adapting in a changing, fast-paced environment working with internal coworkers
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills with all levels of the organization

Education, Formal Training Required:

  • High School Diploma/Equivalent required
  • Currently enrolled in a technical Associates or Bachelor’s degree program such as engineering, construction management, architecture or related field required; must complete sophomore year prior to internship starting

Preferred Job and Industry Experience:

  • Experience in Bluebeam and AutoCAD
  • Previous internship or work history in construction, engineering, architectural firms and/or similar
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Pie Consulting & Engineering, A Lerch Bates Company, is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on age 40 and over, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.

“I was hired as a Pie intern in the summer of 2015, which continued as a part time opportunity during my final semester of college. I became a full-time Pie employee upon graduating from the University of Wyoming in December 2015. Since then, I have been constantly challenged with new projects and work that continually helps me develop my personal and professional career skills. Since starting as a Building Science Specialist in 2016 I have worked up to the Project Manager position and have been exposed to many interesting projects. I look forward to continuing my work and learning alongside my colleagues at Pie.”

— Sam Reinicke, Project Manager

- Sam Reinicke, PE Project Manager